Football

Bainbridge quarterback Jack Grant, left, hands off to Garrett Goade as Port Angeles defender Jeremiah Hall closes in on Friday night in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Football Roundup: Week 7

Port Angeles 27, Bainbridge 7 The Spartans had their opportunities, but the Port Angeles defense came up big when needed, and Bainbridge was turned away… Continue reading

 

Colton Bower passed for 363 yards and six touchdowns in North Kitsap’s 56-21 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bower throws 6 TD passes, runs for 100 yards in romp

Friday night brought together a North Kitsap team that loves to air out the football and a Bremerton defense coming off an astounding 10-turnover performance… Continue reading

 

Bremerton quarterback Josh Tapangco threw a pair of touchdown passes in his team’s 32-0 win over Bainbridge on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Football Roundup: Week 6

North Kitsap 49, Sequim 7 The Vikings continued their march through the Olympic League with another 35-point victory, downing Sequim on the road. Colton Bower… Continue reading

 

North Kitsap improved to 4-0 on the season with a 42-7 win over Olympic on Friday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Football roundup: Week 5

North Kitsap 42, Olympic 7 The Trojans hung tough for a while, but North Kitsap eventually hit some big plays en route to a 42-7… Continue reading

North Kitsap improved to 4-0 on the season with a 42-7 win over Olympic on Friday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Big passing plays spark N. Kitsap over Olympic

The Vikings didn’t get off to their fastest start on Homecoming night, but their receivers were able to make some big plays as they racked… Continue reading

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Kingston quarterback Brooks Arnim scored both touchdowns in the Bucs’ 27-13 loss to North Mason on Saturday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bucs can’t take advantage of mistakes in loss to North Mason

Kingston had everything going its way early in the fourth quarter against North Mason. The Bucs had effectively swung the momentum in their favor and… Continue reading

Kingston quarterback Brooks Arnim scored both touchdowns in the Bucs’ 27-13 loss to North Mason on Saturday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge’s air attack had a top-notch night against Sequim. Leading the way was senior Jeff Utter, who caught six passes for a team-high 83 yards. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge dominates both sides of the ball in 48-10 win over Sequim

After spending last season as Bainbridge’s backup quarterback, senior Jeff Utter was hoping it would be his turn to take the reins of the offense… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s air attack had a top-notch night against Sequim. Leading the way was senior Jeff Utter, who caught six passes for a team-high 83 yards. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge’s Jacob Dorsey (45) helps bring down Olympic’s Luke Silva (9) during Friday night’s matchup. The Trojans prevailed 28-24. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BHS comeback falls short due to lack of kicking game

The good news from Friday night’s football game is that Bainbridge scored as many touchdowns as Olympic. The bad news? The lack of a kicking… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s Jacob Dorsey (45) helps bring down Olympic’s Luke Silva (9) during Friday night’s matchup. The Trojans prevailed 28-24. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston lineman Hugo Hall goes head-to-head with a teammate during a blocking drill at a preseason practice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Coach finally has time to teach new system

It’s fair to say that few football coaches had a tougher first season than Kingston’s Billy Russo. Hired in March 2020, just as schools were… Continue reading

Kingston lineman Hugo Hall goes head-to-head with a teammate during a blocking drill at a preseason practice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge running back Matt LeDorze crashes through the line in the Spartans’ opening night game against Garfield. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review)

Young Bainbridge blown out in opener

It was a baptismal by fire for Bainbridge’s young gridders on opening night. Hosting Metro League power Garfield, the Spartans hung tough early on, but… Continue reading

Bainbridge running back Matt LeDorze crashes through the line in the Spartans’ opening night game against Garfield. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review)
Colton Bower was a 2A All-State selection in the spring and he leads an experienced North Kitsap team this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

All-State QB leads N. Kitsap this fall

Editor’s note: A preview on Kingston football will run in next week’s paper. The stars are in alignment for the North Kitsap football team this… Continue reading

Colton Bower was a 2A All-State selection in the spring and he leads an experienced North Kitsap team this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge ends football season with romp over SK

Bainbridge legend Tom Paski and assistant coach John Fox once promised to make the long walk from Port Orchard to Bainbridge Island if the Spartans… Continue reading

Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Chandler Lindstrom catches a 63-yard touchdown for Central Kitsap against Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)

Week 5 Olympic League Football Roundup

Bainbridge 28, South Kitsap 14 PJ Miller’s 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter put the Spartans ahead for good in their 28-14 win over… Continue reading

Chandler Lindstrom catches a 63-yard touchdown for Central Kitsap against Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)
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Kingston's Kyler Coe-yarr pulls down an interception from a pass intended for Port Angeles' Cyras Mills in the closing moments of the first half on Saturday in Port Angeles.

Week 4 Olympic League Football Roundup

Central Kitsap 55, Bainbridge 26 The Cougars’ balanced offensive unit scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to break open this game, running their record… Continue reading

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Kingston's Kyler Coe-yarr pulls down an interception from a pass intended for Port Angeles' Cyras Mills in the closing moments of the first half on Saturday in Port Angeles.
North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower accounted for over 500 yards of offense in his team’s 41-7 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK QB accounts for 509 yards in romp over Bremerton

Whether or not Friday night represented North Kitsap’s final game of the season has yet to be determined. But if the season is over, the… Continue reading

North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower accounted for over 500 yards of offense in his team’s 41-7 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap receiver Brayden Segerman tries to get his hands on a pass while surrounded by Sequim defenders. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)

Olympic League football roundup: March 8

Sequim 27, South Kitsap 15 The last time these two teams met, the year was 1962 and Jerry Redmond was at the helm of the… Continue reading

South Kitsap receiver Brayden Segerman tries to get his hands on a pass while surrounded by Sequim defenders. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)
North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower looks to get outside on a scramble against the Bainbridge defense. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK wallops Bainbridge 61-8

North Kitsap parents were in attendance on Saturday afternoon to see just about everything go their team’s way. A couple of scoring drives and defensive… Continue reading

North Kitsap quarterback Colton Bower looks to get outside on a scramble against the Bainbridge defense. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston running back Sam Reber breaks through the East Jefferson defense. Reber led the Bucs in rushing in their 12-7 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston wins 1st game in defensive battle

As the clock wound down and Kingston’s first victory of the season was a certainty, the team had a chance to relish the situation. After… Continue reading

Kingston running back Sam Reber breaks through the East Jefferson defense. Reber led the Bucs in rushing in their 12-7 victory. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Bainbridge, North Kitsap meet Saturday in 2nd Agate Cup

Bainbridge and North Kitsap will hit the gridiron Saturday for the second edition of the Agate Cup. The Spartans took home the inaugural trophy on… Continue reading

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The Bainbridge defense tries to wrap up Olympic running back Trent Feistner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic League football roundup

Central Kitsap 46, South Kitsap 20 These two teams haven’t played one another since 2015, but they put on a good show for those watching… Continue reading

The Bainbridge defense tries to wrap up Olympic running back Trent Feistner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)